Monday, January 28, 2008

This Is The Story Of A Scrubby

Lately, I've been finding myself at Trader Joe's ogling their nylon scrubbies. Yeah I know that's a weird thing to want, but five and a half months of non-consumerism will do that to you. (Other things I covet: a soap sleeve, a square Pyrex baking dish and ummm a Wii.)

Anyway, nylon scrubbies sort of fall into that gray area for me where they're clearly durable items, so I can't really buy them new, but they're also not the sort of thing I can buy used. So, I've been doing without, which has kind of been a pain, but became even more of a pain when my dishwasher broke.

Enter Chile the Genius and her re-thinking it challenge.



This WAS the bag that held my delicious California clementines. It's now my new nylon scrubby. I'm very proud.

6 comments:

Chile said...

LOL, thanks for calling me a genius. And congrats on your repurposed free saved-it-from-the-trashcan scrubby!

Green Bean said...

Nice one, arduous! I'm still using up my pre-Compact days scrubbies but I'll save my mesh bags for the same thing. Who knew!?! Chile rocks at the repurposing thing. And I'm with you on ogling the scrubbies and other kitchen goodies. It's pretty pathetic what months of not spending will do to ya.

Jennifer said...

Great idea! I've been saving my clemetine bags for produce bags for buying produce in at the store... but there will soon be a point at which I have more than I need... and I DON"T have a nylon scrubby! I might have to repurpose one from the produce bag collection. :)

aclare said...

Sheesh, nice nails.

Theresa said...

Wow, what a great idea! Very creative!

Karina said...

I TOTALLY save onion and clementine bags to use as scrubbies! But those green pads are great. I'm not surprised you were oogling them.